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Spring is the perfect time to work on fine motor skills! These free printable spring cutting worksheets are perfect for practicing those skills.
With a variety of different designs, these scissors practice sheets will keep your little one entertained while they hone their scissor skills. Have fun!
These no-prep printables can be used by homeschool moms, classroom teachers, occupational therapists, and children’s librarians. Preschool and kindergarten kiddos will love them!
To use these free printables, just download the pack at the bottom of this post. Print out your desired pages. Provide your child with a pair of safety scissors, and they’re ready to go.
These print-and-go worksheets can be printed out over and over again to provide your little one with as much scissor practice as they need.
Inside this pack of free cutting worksheets, you’ll find three cutting practice pages. Each is adorned with adorable spring graphics – flowers, spring owls, and butterflies. The bright colors will engage your little ones as they complete these pages.
Kids will cut straight lines, curved lines, and zig zag lines. Using scissors to cut each type of line works a different set of finger, wrist, and hand muscles as kids turn their hand to cut each one.
Teaching Scissor Skills
Teaching children how to use scissors is an important skill that they will use throughout their lives. It is also a great way to help them develop fine motor skills. Here are a few tips to get your little ones started on the road to becoming master cutters.
One way to help your child develop the fine motor skills needed for cutting is to have them practice cutting with playdough. Start by showing them how to make simple cuts, such as straight lines and curves. As they get better at it, challenge them to make more complex shapes. You can also provide them with different types of scissors to experiment with, such as those with blunt tips or curved blades.
Cutting paper is another great way to help your child practice their cutting skills. Start by giving them some construction paper or cardstock to cut. Show them how to make straight cuts, and then challenge them to try cutting out circles or other shapes. You can also provide them with different colors of paper to cut out, or even let them make their own collage.
With a little practice, your child will be well on their way to becoming a master cutter!
More Ways to Use These Printables
Looking for some more ways to use these printables? Here are a few ideas your little ones will love.
Tracing Practice : In addition to cutting practice, your little ones can use these worksheets for tracing practice. Have them trace the lines from top to bottom. Or, turn the page sideways and trace from left to right.
If you want to use these for tracing practice, you can laminate them so they can be used over and over again. Have your children complete the pages with a dry erase marker.
Spring Discussions: The images on these pages can spark conversations about spring things. Talk about flowers and birds and butterflies. Can your child find these things on your next nature walk?
Colors: Can your child name the color of each line? If so, you can introduce alternate names for each color. Use terms like lavender, lime, and aqua instead of just purple, green, and blue.
Spring Books for Kids
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about spring. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
• Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms – Fletcher enjoys the sunny weather and the warmth of spring.
When he stumbles across snowy flakes gently floating to the ground, he spreads the news of winter’s return to all his friends.
But spring is full of wonderful surprises for Fletcher and his friends.
• When Spring Comes – Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink.
Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it—and you can read it!
• Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story – Rushing home he tells Mole, and the two fast friends get to work building a kite of their own. They study, and collect, and measure, and construct—and soon, their kite is flying high above the meadow.
But when a storm rumbles in—SNAP!—the kite string breaks, and all their hard work soars away. Chasing after it, Mole and Bear discover all is not lost—wedged in the branches of a tree, their kite protects a nest of baby birds from the pouring rain.
More Cutting Practice Pages
If your kids enjoy these spring scissor practice pages, they’re sure to love the cutting pages featured below.
• This spring themed play dough kit will provide hours of creative and sensory based play for your little ones.
• Spring is just around the corner and this flower sensory tray provides endless opportunities for open ended play!